Used Acura TSX for Sale
About the Acura TSX
With production dating back to 2004, the Acura TSX made a name for itself as a sleek and well-appointed sedan—right up until it was replaced by the slightly larger TLX model for 2015. The TSX is a compact luxury sedan with seating for up to five people, plus a spacious 14-cubic-foot trunk. Under the hood, the TSX features a standard 2.4L four-cylinder engine, although a brawnier 3.5L V6 at 280 hp is optional.
If you're shopping for a comfortable executive sedan that's compact enough for easy handling and maneuverability, the Acura TSX is worth a look. In its 2014 model year, the TSX is even equipped with such standard features as leather upholstery, a sunroof, and heated front seats for added comfort.
Unless otherwise noted, information relating to these featured vehicles comes from third-party sources, including manufacturer information. Product and company names may be trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of third-party entities. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by these entities.
Q: Why was the Acura TSX discontinued?
A: The Acura TSX was discontinued following the 2014 model year because the TSX and TL were similar sedan offerings. As a result, Acura decided to combine elements of these two similar models to create the new TLX sedan.
Q: Does the Acura TSX have turbo?
A: No, the Acura TSX is not offered with a turbocharged engine. It comes standard with a 2.4L four-cylinder at 201 hp on its 2014 model year, although a 3.5L V6 at 280 hp is optional.
Q: What's the difference between the Acura TSX and TLX?
A: The Acura TLX replaced both the Acura TL and TSX for the 2015 model year. The main difference is that the TLX is slightly larger than the TSX. For example, the 2015 TLX measures 190.3 inches in length and 73 inches in width, compared to the 2014 TSX's 185.6-inch length and 72.4-inch width.
Q: Is the Acura TSX a sports car?
A: No, the Acura TSX is classified as a compact luxury sedan.
Acura TSX Trim Configurations
The Acura TSX has been offered in numerous trim configurations over the years, including Base and Sport trims for 2013. The following trim features, however, are specific to the 2014 model year—which was also the final year of production for the TSX.
- Leather upholstery
- Automatic dual-zone climate control
- Heated front seats
- Bluetooth® connectivity
- Larger front spoiler
- Faux-suede seat inserts
- Aluminum pedals
- Red ambient cabin lighting
- Unique rear bumper and side sills
On the 2014 model year, the TSX is also offered with a Technology Package. This adds a rearview camera, built-in navigation system with voice commands, a premium 10-speaker sound system, and a larger eight-inch touchscreen interface. Buyers who opt for the TSX with available 3.5L V6 engine will enjoy this package as a standard inclusion.
RepairPal gave the Acura TSX an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks the Acura TSX 5th out of 59 among Luxury Midsize Cars.
- Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Acura TSX is $352, compared to an average of $554 for Luxury Midsize Cars and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
- Frequency According to RepairPal, Acura TSX owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1 times per year, compared to an average of 1.6 times for Luxury Midsize Cars and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
- Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 5% for the Acura TSX, compared to an average of 10% for Luxury Midsize Cars and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.
*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more.
Reviews for Acura TSX
Anyone for a "normal" station wagon?
This is a process of elimination. If someone is looking for a vehicle with the interior capacity of a wagon or SUV but doesn't need 4wd or the butch styling of a SUV or cross-over, choices are sparse. The are virtually no "regular" Euro wagons under $40K being made today (2015) with the exception of the VW Golf Sportwagen. Even used BMW, Audi, Mercedes, etc., wagons are north of $30K and extremely rare. So, if one wants a reliable regular wagon under $30k, with decent gas mileage, either new or slightly used, the clear choice seems to be the TSX Sportwagon...assuming one can be found. The choices available in other parts of the world are vastly better (Mazda 6 diesel wagon come to mind) but alas, we are in a country in love with SUVs.
- Ride and Handling: It is a Hond Accord made for the European market
- Interior Space: It has lots of cargo space; on par with many SUVs without the ill handling and lousy gas mileage
- Reliability: It is a Honda and more likely to be reliable than its Euro counterparts (and yes, I own a VAG product)
- Fuel Economy: It has an aniquated 5-speed auto; it could get much better mileage with a 6 or 7 speed; or a diesel!
A lot of car for the money.
The Acura TSX has very good safety and reliability ratings as well as being a very reliable car. Acura's offer the next level of refinement from a Honda and this one has been very comfortable to get used to. I actually bought this car for my son and drive it on occasion. It has been a perfect first car for him.
- Safety: Good impact ratings.
- Reliability: Cannot beat the reliability of a Honda/Acura
- Ride and Handling: Secure feeling, minimal rattles and squeaks.
- Power: A bit underpowered but that's fine. It's my son's first car.
Great style in a sport wagon
A bit more room and versatility than the TSX sedan. Great features and style. Good audio system even base model. Slower than the TSX sedan, this is well documented in other reviews and from every magazine article I found, but I bought it anyway because I have always wanted one and like wagons. Could really use the V6 or 6 speed manual transmission to make it a true "sports wagon" Be advised that the later model wagons did not come with spare tires, only a bottle of sealant and an air pump, this was the first thing I added. There is room under the trunk carpet for a full size spare and tools, but acura removed them for weight savings. An online search and a trip to a junkyard or some classifieds shopping can solve this issue. 26-27 mpg
- Seat Comfort: great seats and the seat heaters are amazing
- Cargo Space: 60/40 folding seats are great for costco and home depot runs. fits our large canopy shade for our daughters soccer games as well.
- Reliability: Hondas K24 motor is as reliable as they come, only pricey maintenance is every 110k miles
- Power: same power as TSX sedan with more weight means its noticeably slower than 4 door version
This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.